Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Profile Information

  • Location
    Suffolk, UK.

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. tokyoracer

    Performa 630 DOS issues.

    Did you try the earlier CD-ROM extension? I couldn't test it out as my PSU gave up before I could have a chance to transfer some files.
  2. tokyoracer

    Performa 630 DOS issues.

    Well after a month of storage, I dig out the 630 and I see I have CD-ROM driver 5.4.2. And then it died. I think my PSU needs new caps as it powers on to switch off moments after. Plus there's coil whine when I try and power it on. Ugh, not looking forward to trying to dig that out of there.
  3. tokyoracer

    Centris 610 and other things

    The Centris was never in the "pizza-box" form factor. So either whoever owned it put the wrong sticker on it, or it's an error on the listing. There was the Quadra 605 though. If you have one of them, you got a great deal. But a tenner for whatever "pizza-box" you got is a damn good deal.
  4. tokyoracer

    IIcx with a nice surprise inside.

    Thanks for the info. That's cleared alot up. It's a pity it didn't come with it. I can only imagine that daughter card is probably nigh-impossible to attain on its own. Sales for the IIcx, I've just given the board a wash, looks very good condition. No immediate signs of cap corrosion, however I think some of the caps look a little iffy around the edges. Not surprised by this, or unexpected. Frankly I'd be more surprised if I didn't see it. The best news by far is there's no battery nastiness! The memory seems to total to 8MB in 8x 1MB sticks. (Half 100ns, half 70ns). PSU and floppy drive appear good too, though needs a good clean-out, the latter especially. The casework is all good too, other than the usual yellowing. Still nicer than most I've seen. Overall, I will be fairly surprised if it doesn't fire up but it's far too early to know right now!
  5. tokyoracer

    IIcx with a nice surprise inside.

    So I found a IIcx for sale on the 'Bay and it was recently listed. At first I thought it looked pretty junk, and since I had a IIci, I wasn't that interested. However, as I looked through the photos I could see potential. So the only bad parts are it had no HD and it was listed as "faulty" but had a load of extras with it. From what I could see I could tell it was fairly upgraded, all the RAM slots were used, there was a bunch of cables, a Keyboard II, a BnC network card (yawn), but what did peak my interest was a suspicious looking card that was in a NuBus slot. The photos were fairly crap but it looked very Radiusish (for lack of a better word)! That alone was worth a punt I thought. I think it was about a tenner as a start price, but I figured I'd try low-balling an offer. So I sent one that worked out at £25 posted, and it was accepted. So fast forward a few days and it's literally arrived today and well, see for yourselves (below)! I believe it's a Radius Thunder IV. Not sure how this stacks up to the rest of the range but I got a couple of them already (LeMans GT & PrecisionColor Pro 24). Sadly it doesn't have the daughter card, and I can only assume it's a lower-end one as there's no VRAM chips on the back side. Still, beggars can't be choosers! Will have to give the IIcx a test and see if she powers on at least!
  6. tokyoracer

    PB190, is it the worst? (Probably).

    Thanks, I bought some RAM as that's the hunch I got and it's now 16MB more healthy. One issue I am having is trying to get my external 600e Plus SCSI drive to talk to it, via a MediaVision adapter. Does anyone know why it isn't appearing on the desktop? Tried different ID's to no avail. Also I got a Stylewriter desktop printer stuck on the desktop. Not a big deal but kinda annoying that I can't seem to figure out how to remove it. Googling is a waste of time, just giving me OSX and Windows 7 results even using all the keywords I can think of.
  7. tokyoracer

    Connecting a ZIP drive to a Macintosh Plus

    Software that searches the SCSI bus and it's corresponding ID's.
  8. tokyoracer

    PB190, is it the worst? (Probably).

    Does anyone know if the 5300 parts are interchangeable with the 190? I.E. RAM and video output upgrades?
  9. tokyoracer

    Performa 630 DOS issues.

    Likewise, thanks for the heads-up.
  10. tokyoracer

    My screen is blue (Radius Pivot SE/30)

    Nice one @Bolle! That's a really good looking cable! I can't believe I let this card to sit around. It's great to see someone really appreciate it and get it up and running! I suppose that's what this place is all about. Hopefully the display issues can be rectified with a bit of trial and error. It seems to me that Pivot displays are quite unique and replicating them could be tricky with modern monitors. Are the ZIP RAM chips standard? One would hope that they wouldn't be to dissimilar to some that you see for sale quite often these days. If so finger's-crossed that it would make the cards resolutions more flexible and might have the added bonus of more greys! Then once sorted, I suppose it's just a case of making an adapter plate. I suppose you could just 3D-print one (or get someone to make one), if you're not too rough with it.
  11. One thing that I'm a little surprised that wasn't noticed is that he left all the ROMs on the board when it went in the washer. When I (hand) washed my Classic II board, I made sure I removed anything removable so that it could try more efficiently. Including the ROMs. Not to mention I'm never a fan of doing this unless I feel I have to. Overall, not a huge deal but IMHO, the less I can submerge in water, the better. As for the twisting/rocking the caps, I watched it and immediately I was not a fan of this method either. I was surprised he even suggested this was (he thought was) the best. If they haven't leaked than maybe it wouldn't be so bad but since they had (badly too) and has started to corrode, it's a massive risk as it's already almost certainly compromised the pads. I've yet to get into recapping myself but I think of I did, I'd prefer to desolder them and use gravity to let the weight of the board drop (onto a soft surface) while the cap is still in the pliers. Still at least it still worked for David this time I suppose. However I don't think this is a "fool proof" method by any means. Frankly is there really is a defacto right way to do these jobs? At least on vintage hardware? I guess you got to do what works best for you, or at least what gets the best results with as few screwups possible.
  12. tokyoracer

    Color Classic with weird behavior

    Seriously good advice Alex, I will bookmark this for when I attempt my first recap.
  13. tokyoracer

    ROMBUS - 64 MB flash interface for Mac Plus

    I'd definitely be interested in this if you can post it to the UK. $40 seems very reasonable.
  14. tokyoracer

    Noisy Fan, flaky power switch in my LC III

    I replaced the switch in mine, it's a standard rocker switch that can be found all over eBay. I was tempted to fit a glowing one in there but stuck with a black one. Few wires? Should only be two (positive and negative / red and black).
  15. tokyoracer

    Boxed eMac acquisition!

    Box doesn't look that bad really. The polys atleast all good. I'd keep it if you have storage space.